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Comment: Re:It's only worth it (Score 1) 237

by __Paul__ (#48389965) Attached to: Will Lyft and Uber's Shared-Ride Service Hurt Public Transit?

if you can afford it. I don't know anyone who takes public transportation if they don't have to. A drive that takes me 30 minutes by Car used to take a legally blind buddy of mine 90. Try spending 3 hours a day on a smelly bus with cheap, uncomfortable seats.

Hi. Nice to meet you. I'm the person who will always take public transport in preference to a taxi, despite the fact that I can easily afford the taxi.

I don't care how much money I have, $15 for a trip from the centre of Melbourne to my inner city suburb is a complete rip-off.

Comment: Agile can fuck off. (Score 4, Interesting) 239

by __Paul__ (#47724547) Attached to: Latest Wikipedia Uproar Over 'Superprotection'

FTFA: a little pain was just part of the “Agile” way of doing things

Agile is now infecting the open-source world? Fuck it, I'm out. It's bad enough having to put up with all the "agile" bullshit at work, from their utterly pointless daily stand-up meetings to their fucking little cards on the wall everywhere (managers of the world: WE USE ELECTRONIC TRACKING SYSTEMS NOW). Add to that the unbearable Friday "retrospective" meetings (yeah, the last fucking thing I want to do on a Friday is sit in another pointless meeting talking about our problems) and then the Monday three hour meetings where we waste time voting on how long it should take other people to do their job instead of just fucking doing it.

Agile has killed any enjoyment there was in the IT field. If people are trying to pollute the open-source world with it, they can fuck off.

Comment: Re:Cash is NOT King anymore (Score 1) 248

by __Paul__ (#46910833) Attached to: Opting Out of Big Data Snooping: Harder Than It Looks

All bill numbers are recorded as they leave ATM machine and the cash flow is tracked.

Even if this were true, there is no recording of serial numbers on banknotes from shop cash registers, so the moment you spend a large banknote, there is no way that they can track that you're holding the banknotes that you get as change, nor of what you spent the original banknote on.

Comment: Misinformation. (Score 2) 248

by __Paul__ (#46910813) Attached to: Opting Out of Big Data Snooping: Harder Than It Looks

Clearly, the best path for people to take is to start feeding misinformation into the system. Periodically do searches for things you're not remotely interested in. Make them think you're a completely different age, sex, race, and socio-economic group. A database full of incorrect marketing information is worthless to anyone.

Comment: Re:How other gens should talk to gen Y at work. (Score 3, Insightful) 459

by __Paul__ (#44741385) Attached to: How Gen Y Should Talk To Old People At Work

Would be nice if employers adhered to this mantra, too. But no, they make people work in demeaning open-plan offices, require them to attend purile team building sessions and generally treat their workforce like children. It's no wonder employees have contempt for them.

Time-sharing is the junk-mail part of the computer business. -- H.R.J. Grosch (attributed)